SERIES, BY VANESSA GRAELL
TVE / HBO ‘KILLING EVE’
Can you worship a psychopath? Hannibal Lecter proved yes. But after Villanelle, serial killers will not be the same. Jodie Comer plays the seductive and hilariously sadistic Villanelle while Sandra Oh is her nemesis, the detective who is chasing her around the world. Screenwriter Phoebe-Waller Bridge has createda series that subverts the codes of the classic thrillerwith the relationship of mutual attraction -and erotic tension- between the protagonists. The 1 premieres the first season and HBO the third (April 27).
NETFLIX ‘DON’T MESS WITH CATS’
The title can lead to errors, so the explanatory subtitle:An internet killer. This three-chapter documentary series is absolutely real, brutal and addictive, althoughmany came to doubt its veracity because of the incredibleness of the argument, more like a Hollywood script. It all starts with a macabre YouTube video in which a boy kills kittens and a group of Facebook freaks who are determined to find him. But it will end up mobilizing the police of three countries. Even Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears in this gruesome story of how someone becomes a murderer.Chillingly real.
HBO ‘OPEN WOUNDS’
After the success ofBig Little Lies, director Jean-Marc Vallée embarked on this disturbing anddisturbing miniseriesof eight chapters. Family secrets and the terrible death of a teenager in a remote town in the United States. With the great Amy Adams as the protagonist.
CINEMA, BY LUIS MARTÍNEZ
TOTAL WORK ‘LA FLOR’
Few films as aromatically mythical and imposing asThe flower, by Mariano Llinás. Before clarifying, yes, that what we are doing right now to recommend the tape of just over 13 hours long (yes, you have read well) for your enjoyment on a television screen is pure heresy. But, coronavirus through, there is no choice but to sin. Filmin offers a real opportunity for those (much more than half humanity) who missed it in a movie theater. It is about six stories always around the same four women. There are half a dozen stories that entertain themselves with humor and a lot of detail about the possibility of narrating. They arefantastic, spy, bloody, erotic and feverish tales.
They are stories that gather around the screen the grace and meaning of the cinema itself. It is an eternal work built for just a fleeting moment. Or vice versa. Listen to me: the prodigy, that is, heals everything. When all this is over, they will be able to say that thanks to the virus they came face to face withthe most risky and brilliant experience of modern cinemain a while.
THRILLER ‘THE REPORT’
With Adam Driver and Annette Bening inside, the film by consummate screenwriter Scott Z. Burns was intended to be one of the events of 2019. Not only was it not, it was not even released. Error. Now on HBO,few political thrillers so accurate. For the rest, its director is the one who wrote Contagio, the film by Soderbergh that must be reviewed.
FILM WOMEN’S FESTIVAL
Until the end of the month. Between the films in competition, various jewels. I preferThe awakening of the ants, by Antonella Sudasassi.
MUSIC, BY PABLO GIL
BOB DYLAN ‘MURDER MOST FOUL’
It lasts 17 minutes and has a letter of 1,440 words: it is the monumental surprise that the Nobel Prize for Literature provided yesterday to this confined world. A new song,the first original released since 2012, dedicated to the murder of John F. Kennedy and the death of innocence of the 1960s. A long, long, long list of verses half-sung, half spilled over the listener’s ear, with a piano, a violin and cymbals a battery going around.
VETUSTA MORLA ‘SAME SITE, DIFFERENT PLACE’
The group from Madrid released yesterday a fourth song from their next album, an intimate and more acoustic version of the song that gave name to their previous album. The album has been postponed and has no official release date yet.
NINE INCH NAILS ‘GHOSTS V / VI’
Two whole and true albums ofenvironmental electronicsin free download: that was the gift that Trent Reznor gave yesterday to his confined followers. NIN thus retake the neon mattresses ofGhosts I-IV, who published in 2008, great digital panoramas that could not be more opportune in the current context of seclusion.
ELTON JOHN CONCERT ‘ONLINE’
Of all the home concerts that these days can be enjoyed on the internet, this Sunday organized by the American chain Fox takes the cake, at least in terms of the number of stars. Elton John will be the host of a charity event in which they will perform, from their homes and via mobile phones,Billie eilish,Alicia Keys, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey and Tim McGraw, among others. It can be followed on iHeartMedia.
BOOKS, BY ANTONIO LUCAS
COMIC ‘THE CHOLERA’
Among the most outstanding comics of the last year is this one that they signedSantiago Garciawith the cartoonistJavier Olivares(National Comic Award forThe Meninas in 2015). To make confinement more friendly, García displays on his personal blog,Mandorla, some of his best comics.
InAngerupdate the adventures of Achilles inThe odysseyfrom Homerduring the 10 years that the armies of Hector and Agamemnon battle at the gates of the city of Troy. A fast-paced story from which an exceptional graphic novel has emerged, endowed with the grace to tell the epic avatars in another way.
LITERATURE ‘TODAY’S CLASSICS’
The Fundamental Work collection of the Banco Santander Foundation is one of the best adventures to the rescue of the main names of 20th century literature. Until the end of confinementputs at the service of readersfrom the last 10 published volumes. Among other pieces, letters from the poet Vicente Aleixandre and the writers Elena Fortún and Carmen Laforet, as well as a selection of letters between the filmmaker Luis Buñuel and the novelist and essayist Carlos Fuentes. A joy.
WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY CULTURE
Created by theLibrary of Congress of the United States and Unesco, It was inaugurated on April 21, 2009 in Paris. In these days of confinement it is a good alternative to delve into its treasures: books, manuscripts, films, recordings, photographs …millions of documentstranscripts of the Nuremberg trials stand out.
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